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Is there a #GardenCamp in your future?

If you follow any of my other blogs or projects, you know that I love the idea of an unconference. An unconference is attendee organized and everyone is highly encouraged to present something during the day. The schedule is created the morning of the event and then everyone dives in. There is so much great, […]

Elsewhere Online: Project Noah App Lets You Learn About Nearby Wildlife and Plants

I love when someone puts the iPhone to good use. Here is one that uses the Internet access, camera and GPS to help your explore your world. Project Noah is directed at kids, but I think anyone would find it interesting. You take photos and tag plants and wildlife along your travels and share them […]

Event: Great Backyard Bird Count info from Animalbytes

My friend Keri Dearborn has some info on this year’s Great Backyard Bird Count over on her site at Animalbytes.net. Keri is leading a bird count at the LA Zoo on Friday, February 18, 2011. Get all the info from the links below. Great Backyard Bird Count, Los Angeles Great Backyard Count – Main Site […]

Building a Native Bee Box

My friend, Keri, has created an excellent “Bee Box” for her garden. Read the entire article at her site. “I’ve been wanting to do this for over a year, build a nesting box for native bees and other insects. My friend Doug Welch from A Gardener’s Notebook had sent me various plans and ideas. I […]

Gardening Gift Guide # 7: Coppertop Caged Bird Feeder

# 7 Coppertop Caged Bird Feeder Birds and other wildlife are an important part of any garden. Why not give them an attractive place to feed? I have a similar bird feeder in my garden and it has stood up will to the harsh, sunny, conditions better than any plastic feeder. UV light damages plastics […]

Bees are swarming and being captured all over Los Angeles (with video)

A recent blog post at the BackWards Beekeeping site included some photos and this video about capturing a recent swarm. Read “Your Bee Rescue Hotline at Work” Read more on this topic: Freebies = Free Bees! Event: Urban Beekeeping 101 – June 5, 2010 Video: Rain in Los Angeles I Like This – February 25, […]

Event: Urban Beekeeping 101 – June 5, 2010

Image via Wikipedia Seen on the Backwards Beekeepers site… Urban Beekeeping 101 Hosted by sustainablesilverlake.org at the Silver Lake Library Saturday June 5, 2010 @ 11AM Talk with Q&A by Kirk Anderson and Leonardo Chalupowicz Kirk Anderson, a local master beekeeper, and Leonardo Chalupowicz, a local green architect and amateur beekeeper, will outline a brief history […]

Freebies = Free Bees!

I spotted this swarm hive in this business sign at 5800 Van Nuys Blvd while we were out for out daily walk a week or so ago. The bees were concentrated around the point where the pole meets the sign, so I am guessing the hive is in the sign itself. I informed the manager of the lot about this […]